By Juliet Lukwago
The Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese, Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has expressed concern over increased cases of violence in families.
Lwanga however said the lack of faithfulness and lies among couples was fueling domestic violence among families.
“Some couples are not open to each other, and they don’t speak the truth about their lives, businesses and neither are they forthright with their children,” said Lwanga.
He noted that the dishonesty between some couples was affecting the future of their children who learn their parents’ behaviors.
“Some children too many times withhold the truth from their parents which has caused many families breaking up through such circumstances; I call upon all families to live by the truth so as to restore decency in their homes.” Lwanga noted.
Lwanga made the remarks while delivering his Easter message at his residence in Rubaga a Kampala suburb.
He said that the family is a very vital cell of society which is currently being threatened by the absence of truth.
Meanwhile Archbishop Lwanga also clarified on Pope Francis’s cancelation of his visit to Uganda saying he could not come to Uganda since he had earlier convoked a synod of bishops to Uganda.
“Please don’t go with such lies, the fact that the Pope had earlier convoked a synod of Bishops, so could not come to our country, but what was reported by some media is a total lie,” he said.
In the same development, Archbishop Lwanga also expressed concern over reports that some clinics in Kampala were selling fake HIV/AIDS negative certificates to help people travel abroad, get jobs and also to lay sexual partners.
“I call upon the medical practitioners and people in authority to make investigations into this otherwise it kills the trust that people have in medical practitioners and renders useless the government and activists’ initiative to fight HIV/AIDS,” he stressed Lwanga.
The Prelate said he was also surprised to hear that the government has been paying many ghost workers in the country. He said that this was a complete absence truth to the country and a total lack of nationalism and patriotism on the side of those who enter such ghost names on the government payroll.
“Let us hope that the decentralization system that has been brought by ministry of public service will be able to curb this problem,” he said.